2015 Reading Challenge

Completed as of 11 October. Next!

√ A book with more than 500 pages: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay (M. Chabon) (18 Jan)

√ A memoir: The Cab at the Door (V. S. Pritchett) (20 Jan)

√ A nonfiction book: The Old Patagonia Express (P. Theroux) (23 Jan)

√ A book I can finish in a day: The Sandman: The Doll’s House ( N. Gaiman) (24 Jan)

√ A graphic novel: The Sandman: Dream Country (N Gaiman) (24 Jan)

√ A book set in a different country: The Sandman: Season of Mists (N. Gaiman) (25 Jan)

√ A Pulitzer Prize-winning book: A Visit from the Goon Squad (J. Egan) (26 Jan)

√ A book I was supposed to read in school but didn’t: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (J. Joyce) (01 Feb)

√ A book I started but never finished: The Wells Bequest (P. Shulman) (01 Feb)

√ A book that came out the year I was born: Excellent Women (B. Pym) (07 Feb)

√ A book that scares me: The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym (E. A. Poe) (07 Feb)

√ A play: A Streetcar Named Desire (T. Williams) (14 Feb)

√ A book from my childhood: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (B. Smith) (18 Feb)

√ A book set in high school/college: Versions of Academic Freedom (S. Fish) (22 Feb)

√ A book a friend recommended: Dear Committee Members (J. Schumacher) (25 Feb)

√ A book my mom loves: Village Diary (Miss Read) (02 Mar)

√ A funny book: Summer at Fairacre (Miss Read) (04 Mar)

√ A book that takes place in my hometown: The Outsiders (S. E. Hinton) (06 Mar)

√ A popular author’s first book: Alexander’s Bridge (W. Cather) (17 Mar)

√ A mystery or thriller: The Vanishing Shadow (M. Sutton) (27 Mar)

√ A book based on or turned into a TV show: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (J. Le Carre) (31 Mar)

√ A book that became a movie: How Green Was My Valley (R. Llewellyn) (01 Apr)

√ A book from an author I love that I haven’t read yet: Pioneer Girl (L. I. Wilder) (10 Apr)

√ A book with a one-word title: Flight (S. Alexie) (01 May)

√  A book based on a true story: Peerless Television Service and Repair (E. Kraft) (05 May)

√ A book with nonhuman characters: Pinocchio (C. Collodi) (18 May)

√ A book of short stories: The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven (S. Alexie) (23 May)

√ A book with a love triangle: The Jewel in the Crown (P. Scott) (18 June)

√ A book by an author I’ve never read before: A High Wind in Jamaica (R. Hughes) (21 June)

√ A trilogy: The Raj Quartet: The Day of the Scorpion, The Towers of Silence, A Division of the Spoils (P. Scott) (04 July)

√ A book with a color in the title: The Black Death (P. Ziegler) (07 July)

√ A book at the bottom of my to-read list: The Best of Clarence Day: including God and my father, Life with father, Life with mother, This simian world, and selections from Thoughts without words (C. Day) (08 July)

√ A classic romance: North and South (E. Gaskell) (23 July)

√ A book written by an author with my initials: Cranford (E. Gaskell) (30 July)

√ A book more than 100 years old: My Lady Ludlow (E. Gaskell) (31 July)

√ A book set somewhere I’ve always wanted to visit: Mr. Harrison’s Confessions (E. Gaskell) (02 August)

√ A book based entirely on its cover: El Deafo (C. Bell) (03 August)

√ A book set during Christmas: The Crossover (K. Alexander) (04 August)

√ A book that [almost] made me cry: Brown Girl Dreaming (J. Woodson) (05 August)

√ A book with magic: Dracula (B. Stoker) (11 August)

√ A book published this year: Silver in the Blood (J. D. George) (17 August)

√ A book with a number in the title: Fahrenheit 451 (R. Bradbury) (17 August)

√ A book with antonyms in the title: Oreo (F. Ross) (22 August)

√ A book I own but have never read: Arthur and George (J. Barnes) (23 August)

√ A banned book: And Tango Makes Three (J. Richardson and P. Parnell) (24 August)

√ A book by a female author: Parson Austen’s Daughter (H. Ashton) (29 August)

√ A book that was originally written in a different language: Nine Fairy Tales (K. Čapek, tr. D. Herrmann) (12 September)

√ A book set in the future: Enchantress from the Stars (S. L. Engdahl) (14 September)

√ A book written by someone under 30: Eragon (10 October)

A book with bad reviews: The Casual Vacancy (J. K. Rowling) (abandoned 11 October)

Total books: 51.3

One Response to 2015 Reading Challenge

  1. calmgrove says:

    Well, looks like you’ve done it, and with time to spare to get on with NaNoWriMo! Congrats!

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